The Stone Roses: Made of Stone
Shane Meadows directs a documentary about Mancunian band The Stone Roses. Some say that you don’t need to be a fan of the band to enjoy the film. Some (me at least) say you are unlikely to watch the film and find out if you aren’t a fan.
Will Smith and son star in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi. What I hadn’t realised until now is that the director of this bland looking action film is M. Night Shyamalan. Ah Shyamalan, how far you have fallen.
World’s greatest creepy actor Michael Shannon plays the role of real life contract killer Richard Kuklinski. Shannon is never not good and the film also includes David Schwimmer doing a rare bit of acting.
Behind The Candelabra (limited release)
When Michael Douglas wasn’t too busy having life threatening oral sex (read the papers, I’m not just being weird) he starred in Stephen Soderbergh’s final last film (honest!) about the love between Liberace and Matt Damon (or whoever Damon is playing).
Come as You Are (limited release)
Three young men with disabilities travel to a brothel in Spain to lose their virginities and reclaim their freedom. I thought it was quite good. Emphasis on the “quite”.
Aguirre, Wrath of God (limited re-release)
“In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.” As directed by Werner Herzog way back in 1972.
009 Re: Cyborg (limited release)
Anime something… Nine humans are kidnapped by an evil organisation and transformed into cyborgs with special powers who then fight the evil organisation. Talk about biting the hand than turns you into a cyborg with special powers.